Recent content by Akira

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    Muay Thai spirituality

    Ok I thought someone would have something to say about this by now so I'll chip in my 0.01 cents (cos my knowledge is really limited). While I was in Thailand I visited plenty of temples. I went every Sunday for a while. I've been blessed by a monk before a fight where I went on to have my...
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    Is this guy for real?

    I'm sure he is genuine in what he is teaching but that elbow technique is terrible, motorcycle helmet or not
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    Starting in March

    Welcome to the community. Regarding shin guards, check with your gym. I would recommend buying your own because you don't want to be sharing equipment that other peoples sweat have come into contact with. It's an easy way to pick up a nasty skin infection. Other equipment you will need are...
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    DIY Wrist Roller

    I couldn't find one of these for sale anywhere so I decided to make my own. Used - 1 x 40mm PVC pipe 1 x 38 - 50mm hose clamp Aprox 1.5m of rope 1 x 0.5 kg weight Pretty self explanitory really. There are probably better ways to do it but I'm lazy and unskilled. So there you have it, your...
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    Shin Guards

    I prefer the King shin pads to Twins because they are thinner but still provide enough protection. Either is ok though. For UK distributors try thaiboxingstore.co.uk
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    Broken nose recovery time

    I've broken mine 6 times, only once from fighting, the rest of the time was from doing dumb ****. Last time I broke it I was doing sheep work and got headbutted by a sheep. I took 3 weeks off sparring last time but I think most broken bones used to be in plaster for 6 weeks so 6 weeks would be...
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    Basic Question *Decisions*

    Arnuld with all respect to you, I think you are confusing Muay Thai and Muay Boran. Muay Thai is a ringsport, and as such, most of the techniques used on the battlefield with Muay Boran that aren't useful in the ring are simply not used practiced in muay thai. Some are, but a lot of them just...
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    Basic Question *Decisions*

    Most martial arts gyms will let you take 1 or 2 free lessons right? So do a lesson of each and see what you enjoy the most. PS muay thai is a sport, not a martial art. If you got bored of wrestling you may get bored of this too, but don't let that put you off trying it, just something to...
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    Footwear

    Fine as long as I trained naked. Skpotamus those shoes are on another level. I've never seen anything like that before.
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    Gym Plan?

    Workout 1 Squats 3 x 5 Bench Press 3 x 5 Deadlift 3 x 5 Dips 2 x 8 Workout 2 Squats 3 x 5 Overhead Press 3 x 5 Bent Over Rows 3 x 5 Pull ups 2 x 8 Workout 3 times a week, alternating programs.
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    Need Gift Ideas For Trainers In Thailand

    Where are you from? I sometimes bought the trainers a small bottle of sang som or hong tong (rum/whisky, available from the 7/11 in Thailand, about 100-110 thb), I saw some other people give them t-shirts they bought from Twins/King at Lumpinee Stadium, someone bought a cheap dvd player for...
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    Weak jab and cross

    "Hi jab, I'm your opponents jaw, it's nice to meet you"
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    Footwear

    Haha ok ok you got me. Look I've never been to a muay thai gym that trains with any footwear, that is, you should *always* train barefoot. If they do insist you wear shoes though (and I cant imagine why they would), then get some cheap Dunlop Volleys or change gyms.
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    Footwear

    Ugg boots. These will not only give you grip, they will keep your feet warm at the same time, therefore giving you added protection against any ankle injuries. People will probably say things like "what the **** are you wearing" and "you are a dickhead" but just ignore that, those people...
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    Weak jab and cross

    I don't know what you're doing wrong bro, it's hard to see over teh internetz. Can you put a video up? Are you stepping with your front foot when you jab and your back foot when you punch? I'm wondering if it's just an issue of being out of range when you're throwing these techniques.
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